1 There are over 1,000 active serial killers in the world at any given time
At any given time, there are over 1,000 active serial killers roaming the world, committing multiple murders with a distinct pattern or motive, instilling fear and panic in societies across the globe.
Wonder how many of them have visited The Top Tens?
2 There are an estimated 30,000 active landmines in the world
There are approximately 30,000 active landmines scattered around the world, posing a hidden and lethal threat to civilians, wildlife, and the environment. These remnants of armed conflicts continue to cause injury, death, and destruction long after the battles have ended.
3 There are over 200 bodies on Mount Everest, and they’re used as landmarks
Over 200 bodies of climbers who succumbed to the harsh conditions on Mount Everest remain on the mountain, as it is too dangerous and costly to remove them. These bodies now serve as grim landmarks for other climbers attempting to conquer the world's highest peak.
That is a lot of bodies.
4 As recently as 1999, it was widely believed by medical professionals that babies could not feel pain until they were a year old
Until as recently as 1999, many medical professionals believed that babies could not experience pain until they were at least a year old. This misconception led to numerous medical procedures being performed on infants without proper pain management.
I guess I should be grateful that I don't remember that time well.
5 You walk past 36 murderers in your lifetime
Throughout your lifetime, you are likely to walk past 36 murderers without even realizing it. These individuals could be living seemingly ordinary lives while hiding their dark secrets and past crimes.
6 The FBI has reported that approximately 40% of USA's homicides go unsolved
According to the FBI, approximately 40% of the homicides that occur in the United States remain unsolved. This chilling statistic indicates that a significant number of murderers are never brought to justice for their heinous crimes.
So that means that if you kill someone in the US, you have a 60% chance of getting away with it.
7 Mike the Headless Chicken was alive for 18 months after being decapitated
Mike the Headless Chicken, a true anomaly, survived for 18 months after being decapitated. His owner fed him through a syringe, and Mike continued to perform regular chicken behaviors, becoming a bizarre and morbid curiosity.
8 As many as 80 million bacteria are transferred during a 10 second kiss
During a 10-second kiss, as many as 80 million bacteria can be transferred between the mouths of the participants. While this might sound disturbing, most of these bacteria are harmless and are part of the natural microbial flora present in our bodies.
9 Babies grow hair in the womb that spread to cover their entire body and are called Lanugo
Babies develop a fine, downy hair called lanugo while in the womb, which spreads to cover their entire body. This temporary hair, which is usually shed before birth, helps to regulate the baby's body temperature and protect their delicate skin.
10 Some fish have human-like teeth
Some fish species, such as the sheepshead fish and the pacu, have teeth that strikingly resemble human teeth. These fish have evolved strong and flat molars, enabling them to crush and grind their prey with ease, making for a somewhat unnerving sight.
Should say that humans have fish-like teeth, since fish had them long before humans arrived on the scene.
11 When you feel like someone is watching you, your brain is often correct
12 The favourite part for a cannibal to eat is the palm of the hand
13 Wes Craven’s “A Nightmare on Elm Street” is loosely based on a real story
14 A mountain lion may stalk you for hours before killing you
15 Disneyland’s famous Pirates of the Caribbean ride used real skeletons
16 The dust in your house is largely made up of dead skin
17 Every year, 3000 people in the U.S. go missing and are never found
18 If you die in your house alone and no one finds you, your cat or dog may eat you